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About the Graduate Program
Master of Art in Communication
The ISU Department of Communication offers a vibrant and stimulating master's degree program. Many industry leaders and distinguished university educators and administrators across the country and around the world have graduated from our program. Always striving to meet the needs and best prepare our students, we offer the opportunity to enroll in one of four specializations including: Digital Media; Leadership; Public Advocacy; and Health Communication.
The typical M.A. program is completed in two years, though it is possible to complete an even more accelerated program with guidance from an advisor. Specifically, our program is designed as a small group experience where you will receive personalized attention and guidance, often working one-on-one with faculty.
Why Earn an M.A.?
The master’s program offers a wonderful opportunity to further develop your credentials before entering the job market. Professionals wishing to enhance skills and career status will find a program that offers a solid theoretical framework along with opportunities to either learn or expand abilities appropriate for assuming advanced leadership positions.
Our program prepares graduates for leadership roles and careers in the private sector and the public affairs setting, including media and public issues management in business, education, government, and non-profits. Additionally, the master’s program makes a fitting program for those wishing to pursue further work in a doctoral degree program, a law degree, or an M.B.A. program.
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Online Graduate Certificates in Communication
All certificates can be completed in 3-4 semesters and entirely online.
Communication Leadership Graduate Certificate
The University’s online Communication Leadership Graduate Certificate Program is designed for working professionals as well as individuals completing a master of arts in communication. The program is ideal for individuals who wish to obtain abilities essential for advanced leadership roles in virtually every sector, including business, education, government, and non-profit organizations.
Digital Media Communication Graduate Certificate
The University’ offers an online Digital Media Communication Graduate Certificate Program for working professionals as well as individuals completing a master of arts in communication. The program is designed for students who wish to explore, enhance, and improve their proficiency in the use of digital communication tools.
Health Communication Graduate Certificate
The University’s online Health Communication Graduate Certificate Program is designed for those working in any area of health (from health promotion to patient advocacy) and desiring a well-developed background in theory and applied communication skills. Health is an area of communication for all people whether it be conversations with health professionals or advocacy for others. Medical providers and those working in the area of health need clear, empathic, culturally sensitive communication skills to be successful. This certificate program addresses these needs.
Public Advocacy Communication Graduate Certificate
The University offers an online Public Advocacy Communication Graduate Certificate Program for working professionals as well as individuals completing a master of arts in communication. Advocacy is a key communication skill for all careers. This certificate program addresses this need by offering students a well-developed background in the use, theory, construction, and analysis of public messages while preparing them for success in a variety of careers in public advocacy.
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